STYLED BY……….JONATHAN

STYLED BY……….JONATHAN

Styled By……….Jonathan!

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, check the Styled By………page in the menu or please contact me via email.

Today is the premiere of this series and we start off with a surprising style! Enjoy reading .

Styled By………

Hi Everyone,

First off let me start by saying my name is Jonathan and I have a blog called The Hosiery Spot which I featuring reviews on tights, interviews, etc. as I hope to one day sell tights as I really have a passion for them.

My current style is very unique as I don’t like being bound by what other people believe I should wear just because I am a guy, I like to wear what I want and what makes me happy.  Now, I wear tights all the time and don’t like to have my bare legs exposed.  With the tights I will wear shorts, sneakers, sometimes even a skirt and heels.  I like to blend masculine and feminine items into my outfits which seems to fit me well.  The way I got into this style was through my fascination with tights as I always loved how nice they made the legs look, all the colors, patterns, shiny, sheer, etc.  I just had never tried them for myself and decided to go and buy some nice ones one Saturday, and I was amazed at how nice they were and continued to explore and go for more european brands and found a site online with an amazing selection of european tights and it really took off. It was during this early phase that I was hesitant to wear as I was afraid what others would think if they knew I was wearing tights, thing is I only wore underneath my jeans.  I certainly did not wear as often as I do now.  I typically would only buy plain tights, skintone shades or colors. I continued this for a while and was satisfied, until I found some by Emilio Cavallini which are made for men and women which have barbed wire, and the other ones with skulls on them.  I knew these would be great for me to try and I did wear them, with shorts.  I was still hesitant but every time, I slowly builded up my confidence and started by more patterns after this point.  Soon enough, wearing tights felt normal for me, like second nature and just made me feel good and like this is who I am.  I thought of ways to explore and experiment with my style of wearing tights and thought heels might be nice, even a skirt might be nice.  I have slowly but surely added things like a few skirts into my wardrobe and a few pairs of heels.  I have been wearing tights for about 5 years and have been openly wearing them for 2.5 years now which has been so liberating for me and makes me so happy to dress how I want.  Now, when I want to dress nice, I can wear a nice pair of tights, depending on the time of the year will dictate whether they are patterned or not.  Normally in the summer, I will wear ones made for the summer which also happen to have a nice shine which I love!  In the Winter, I will wear more patterns and ones that are thicker, and love bright colors and fun patterns.  With the nice pair of tights, I can now wear a nice pair of heels which I think really goes well with tights and even a nice skirt to complete the look.  My style reflects my personality in that I have always been a person whom does not follow everyone else and likes to do my own thing and what better way than to wear tights, heels, skirt, even shorts and tights, and just kind of come up with my own style for me!

Thanks Jonathan for telling us your story. If I ever need some advice on tights I know where to be! And lots of succes with setting up your own sales point!

Enjoy your week everyone!

43 Comments

  1. robjodiefilogomo
    December 6, 2016 / 1:23 am

    I love it that Jonathan is willing to go outside the box for what makes him happy!!
    And what great taste he has in his hoisery!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • December 6, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you Jodie! I am sure it would make him very happy to read that!

  2. December 6, 2016 / 5:51 am

    I love the post! Thanks again for allowing me to be featured on your blog!
    Jonathan

    • December 6, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you! I will mail you later, my laptop is updating…..for hours. And I dont have youre mail here!

    • December 6, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      That is very nice of you Izabela! Thank you.

    • December 7, 2016 / 2:30 pm

      Thank you, all the credits go to Jonathan!

  3. December 7, 2016 / 7:50 am

    Jonathon has got a unique style and I appreciate his bold stand on wearing it.Usually,people always tell that fashion and style is something where you wear dress you are comfortable in.Jonathon quite practically showed it.Great move!
    mightyessays.com

    • December 7, 2016 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you, I am sure Jonathan will appreciate that!

  4. December 7, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Zo is ook de manier om fashion weer op de kaart te brengen. Jonathan go, you go boy!

    • December 7, 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Hij kan wel wat support gebruiken. Dit zal zeker een lach op z’n gezicht toveren!

  5. December 7, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Ik vind die schoenen in de eerste post erg leuk. Mooi dat ze zo minimalistisch zijn.

    • December 7, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      Thank you Vanessa!

  6. December 7, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Jonathon has a fabulous hosiery collection – oh my! I thought I was getting serious with my colorful tights and striped and dotted styles. This shows me there’s a lot more to experience! I also love his point about wearing what you want being liberating. Yes, yes, yes! This is such a neat feature, Nancy, and thank you for sharing Jonathon’s voice and style!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • December 7, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      It was my pleasure!

  7. December 7, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Zo gelijk een kick-ass start van je serie :-). Tof dat iemand zo out of the box durft te zijn.

    (ps. misschien wel een beetje de aangeleverde tekst redigeren qua leesbaarheid ? Wat meer alinea’s verbeterd de leesbaarheid wellicht 😉 )

    • December 7, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      Ik zag wel dat fouten instaan, maar het is iemands anders z’n verhaal en ik wil het dan ook zo houden. Dus vandaar dat ik er niks aan verbeterd heb. Ja, het is wel wat je noemt een start hè!

      • December 7, 2016 / 7:47 pm

        Zeker! Ik vind het leuk idee om zo platform aan anderen te bieden.

        Ik snap dat je niet aan de essentie van het verhaal wil komen. Daarin heb je zeker gelijk. Aan de andere kant heb je hard gewerkt om tot een bepaald kwaliteitsnivo te komen. Het was iig bedoeld als opbouwende kritiek 🙂

        • December 7, 2016 / 10:05 pm

          Oh maar daar hou ik ook wel van hoor! Je mag me altijd op dingen wijzen, graag zelfs. En je hebt aan de ene kant gelijk, ik heb daar ook over gedacht, maar wat je ook zegt dat ik een platform aan anderen bied dat is ook zo en dan wil ik het ook echt helemaal van die persoon zelf laten zijn. Ik vind het wel fijn dat je je mening geeft!

  8. December 8, 2016 / 2:10 am

    It’s always fun to hear the stories behind other people’s style!

    • December 8, 2016 / 2:50 pm

      Yeah, isn’t it! 🙂

    • December 8, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      Ha ha, that’s very nice off you! 🙂

  9. December 8, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    I love patterned and colored tights and wear them in the fall-winter. The add a lot to an outfit. Enjoyed his story, but really love his stocking collection!
    thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • December 8, 2016 / 3:59 pm

      Yes, he shows us fabulous tights! Thank you Jess!

  10. December 8, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Thank you! My friend has to see this post and visit your blog! Love that purple tight!

    • December 8, 2016 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you!

    • December 8, 2016 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you!

  11. andreaswellnessnotes
    December 9, 2016 / 1:33 am

    I enjoyed reading about how Jonathan started to wear tights! And I LOVE his collection – fabulous! I always try to buy some interesting tights when I’m in Europe because the selection is so much better than here…

    I think I promised you my style story by the end of this year? I’ll try my best to get it to you! 🙂

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • December 9, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Thank you Andrea, it is alright if I receive it in Januari! Take your time, december is busy enough!

  12. jennie1969
    December 9, 2016 / 2:12 am

    First of all, I love this new series, Nancy! Second, Jonathan has an amazing tights collection and wonderful taste. Those black stilettos are Fierce. I enjoyed reading his fashion story and found it rather inspiring. Fabulous way to kick off this new feature.

    • December 9, 2016 / 8:47 am

      Thank you, it makes me , and Jonathan, very happy that you liked it!

  13. nikkifrankhamilton
    December 12, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    How fun is this! I love seeing how other people dress and how they let their style show their personality! I am not nearly as fun with my style, but my legs don’t look this good in tights! I love the patterns and outfits that Jonathan has put together and I really love that he dresses in a way that makes him happy. We need more happy people in this world! Love this series and excited to see more!

    • December 12, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you for your kind words! You can join!

  14. December 18, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    How interesting to find someone who loves hosiery so much 🙂 personally, I’m not too fond of them but then again, if I had nice legs, I might 🙂 all the best, Jonathan, and props for embracing your style. It’s not often that we find the courage to do what it is we truly love, openly.

    • December 18, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Well said Sheela, I totally agree! 🙂

  15. January 6, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Jonathan is unique and I am so happy for him that he found the guts to do this. It must be very liberating to wear what you like as a man. As men have such limited options in this day and age.
    Greetje

    • January 6, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      Yes, and it hasn’t been easy for him , but at least he got the guts! Thank you Greetje!

      • January 6, 2017 / 4:15 pm

        Ah you joined my linkup! Thank you, I really appreciate that!

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